Spring 2016 Fresh Loose Leaf Teas!
Green Tea - Spring 2016
White Tea - Spring 2016
Black Tea - Spring 2016
Dan Cong Oolong Tea - Spring 2016
Wu Yi Rock Oolong Tea - Spring 2016
Tie Luo Han (铁罗汉) or Iron Arhat is a rare varietal of Wu Yi Mountain Rock tea. It's one of the 4 "Si Da Ming Cong" or most well known Wu Yi rock teas which also include Da Hong Pao, Shui Jin Gui and Bai Ji Guan.
This is a special tea made from Yunnan Large Leaf varietal tea in Jinggu. The tea is picked in the early spring, wilted slightly and then dried with warm wind tunneled through the tea until it is dry.
o many varietals of Oolong are grown in Wu Yi, but the most famous is Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe). Despite Da Hong Pao being so well-known it's very hard to find a good quality Da Hong Pao, much less a Da Hong Pao that's been charcoal roasted in the traditional manner.
Qi Dan is a realtively new varietal that is a cross between a Dan Gui Bush which is itself a hybrid and Qi Lan (Dan Gui is a modern Wu Yi Rock Oolong which was created in the 1980's from a hybrid of both Da Hong Pao and Rou Gui.)
Jin Mu Dan (金牡丹/Gold Mudan Flower) is a unique Wu Yi varietal which was first introduced more than 4 decades ago. It's a hybrid of Tie Guan Yin and Huang Jin Gui (but is not quite the same as Anxi's Jin Guan Yin).
Jin Mei Gui (金玫瑰 / Gold Rose) varietal was first introduced in 1990. It's a hybrid of Tie Guan Yin, Huang Jin Gui and Bai Qi Lan oolongs. It's been introduced successfully into both Anxi and Wu Yi areas of Fujian. The uniqueness of this varietal lies in it's ability to be roasted and takes on a natural floral sweetness much akin to rose (hence the name).
Fo Shou (lit. Buddha's Hand 佛手) is one of the many Wu Yi Rock Oolong varietals. It's not widely grown but is a classic Wu Yi varietal that was originally transplanted from Yongchun County near Quanzhou (Fujian) centuries ago.
This is a new style of processing Dan Cong that shares some similarity to Anxi Tie Guan Yin. The result is a very green and very aromatic dan cong. The tea also has a very sweet taste, with some vegetal almost Tie Guan Yin like feeling.
Purple leaf "Zi Cha" was harvested in Late April from the Jing Mai mountainous area in Lancang county of Simao. The fresh purple leaves were then processed into a flat needle style tea. The processed tea leaves are black with tiny golden shoots on some.
Most Silver Needles white tea originates from a hybrid varietal and is air-dried (not sun-dried). These Silver Needles are picked from the same Pure Assamica bushes that produce pu-erh. Our Sun-Dried Silver Needles a Spring harvest picked in early May.
"Lao Cong" (or old bush) Shui Xian is grown in the Jiulongke area of Wu Yi. Jiulongke is included in the "Zheng Yan" (lit. "Proper Rock", meaning strictly the original area of Wu Yi Mountain) area of Wu Yi Mountain. This Lao Cong is grown and picked from 100-150 year old bushes.
Bai Ye Hong Cha has thick sweetness and a very pronounced baked sweet potato taste that lasts many many infusions. This tea is both excellent and peerless. You simply can't have a similar experience with any other tea. Highly recommended for Dan Cong and Black Tea aficionados alike!
What happens when you use Ping Keng Tou "King of Duck Shit" varietal Dan Cong tea leaves and then process them using dehydration to halt oxidation at a very early stage? You get a super green, aromatic and sweet Dan Cong that will astound and impress!
Grown naturally in a small family plot in Tong Mu Guan village in Wu Yi Shan, these Da Hong Pao varietal tea bushes have been growing without human involvement and are picked twice a year in May and late September!
"Que She" aka Sparrow's Tongue, is natural mutated offspring of a Da Hong Pao varietal growing in Jiu Long Ke for centuries. It was discovered in the 80's but a Wu Yi local who noticed a couple of the Da Hong Pao bushes in the Jiu Long Ke garden yielded considerably smaller leaves and were also slightly darker in color.
Our Huang Guan Yin is grown in Wu Yi mountains and has been grown and processed in the "Wu Yi Style", which means withering, roasting and re-roasting. The taste is very thick and sweet. There is no real astringency and sports a sweet mushroom and mineral sugar taste. Very enjoyable tea!
High quality hand-picked and processed silver needles (pure bud) white tea from Da Si village in Feng Qing county of Lincang. Slight cinnamon spice aroma when brewed. Thick and sweet. Very lubricating mouth-feel that stays in the mouth after drinking.